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The Contagion has spread

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. Today, my son has taken his first step into the world of Harry Potter. From his reaction so far, I guess he will spend many happy hours in that particular universe. If you want you children to grow up to be geeks …

A Resistance X-Wing on my Table

Did you also play with polystyrene foam planes when you were a child? I mean things like this: Well, I had hours and hours of fun with them and  now I have reached the next level in the evolution of polystyrene foam aviation. Behold, a massive Star Wars The Force Awakens …

Sol Katmandu Park & Resort – Steampunk on Mallorca

I know this blog post sounds like something of an advert, it actually is not, I simply want to point your attention to a rather unusual Steampunk location: A resort hotel and amusement park on Mallorca, Club Katmandu. I have been in touch with a few people working there for …

My Son's Steampunk Artwork

The other day, my son, who only recently celebrated his third birthday, came to me, handed me his magic drawing board with a little picture he had just drawn on it and declared: “This is a Steampunk!” with all the dignity and pride only a little boy can muster. This …

Learning to read – Steampunk Style!

Want to get your children into Steampunk at a really early age? Why not use the Steampunk Alphabet Book: It is not only a wonderful tool for early exposure to your favourite subculture and an excellent way to teach very early learning skills, no, as you can see, it is …

Steampunk for the Little Ones

Explaining your favourite subculture to your children can be a daunting task. Therefor, we have to expose them as early as possible and instill the fascination we feel in them. For me, this fascination started with my encounter with a Zeppelin on TV. I must have been four or five …

A secret of Silent Hill uncovered

The feared Pyramid Head of Silent Hill has long been considered to be formed from the body of a cursed individual. More precisely, it is revealed in the storyline that certain individuals are picked by Pyramid Heads to be transformed into Pyramid Heads themselves. This, however, does not cover the …

Featured Book: Steampunk Softies

Steampunk is pushing into more and more areas. While crafting has long been a pillar of community activities, I have thus far encountered little regarding toys. Maybe because comparatively few of us actually have children or children who still want toys. Anyway, I hold in my hands a book which …

Vintage Cars for Kids

This was truely a lucky find. I was just browsing the ætherweb in general and came across a blog which featured an article about something wonderful: A Vintage Car for Kids! The cap and goggles are actual equipment provided by the company. Yes, once again it is all about add-on …

Thank Gods for Military Dieselpunk Gear

Thank the Gods (especially Cthulhu) for Army Surplus stores, seriously. Most of the stuff you get there is durable and reasonably priced. With a little looking around and the right combination you can get quite the Dielsepunk look. Most of the stuff is machine-washable and dries reasonably quickly. The third …